2020/21 Fellowship Competition: Royal Museums Greenwich (deadline 6 October) Royal Museums Greenwich (which comprises the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and Cutty Sark) has a well-established programme supporting high-quality research providing new perspectives on our collections. Fellowships are stipendiary, and can run for a minimum ofContinue Reading

Since its inception, Material World has treated museums and archives not only as repositories of material culture, but as material culture–that is, material products as well as producers of culture and social memory. As institutions, they are sites of collection and exhibition, acts that have their own material and materializingContinue Reading

24th-25th March 2014 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Cambridge Booking for our major March conference is now open. To book go to: http://tinyurl.com/PacificPresencesConference For more details email Ali Clark ac912 (at) cam.ac.uk Speakers include: Jonathan Mane-Wheoki Ralph Regenvanu Faustina Rehuher-Marugg Megan Tamati-Quennell Nicholas Thomas Details: March 24th, from 5.30pm, aContinue Reading

Organized by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ASCA/ACGS University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Folkwang Museum, Essen;Tropen Museum, Amsterdam Location: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Dates: 13-15 March 2014 Deadline for papers: September 30, 2013 Admittance fee: €100,- Key-note speakers / panel participants James Clifford, Sarat Maharaj, Annie Coombes Kader Attia, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, DanielContinue Reading

This summer saw the conclusion of ‘Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity’, an international research project led by Leon Wainwright (Department of Art History, The Open University, UK) which began in December 2011. (For an overview of the project, visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/disturbing-pasts/ ) The main focus of Disturbing Pasts was aContinue Reading

Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums Ruth Phillips (2011, Montreal: McGill-Queens’s University Press) Reviewed by Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center) “Canada’s collaborative models of museum practice have arisen as organically from its history as the canoe or the snowmobile.” The first sentence of Ruth Phillips’ long-awaited volume ofContinue Reading

The ICOM’s Costume Committee is looking for contributions to the special project “Clothes Tell Stories”, which will be launched at the meeting in Rio de Janeiro 2013. You can see more about the exciting program under “News – next annual meeting” on the Committee website www.costume-committee.org. This project, called an on-line Costume Workbook, is a web-basedContinue Reading

A review by Barry Joseph of the latest use of digital media in museums which includes discussions of  a Pew Research report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies”, the 2013 Mooshme Survey, blog posts on skunkworks projects in museums,  Ze Frank and His Online Community and the New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2012 Museum Edition.Continue Reading